Can anyone ID this butterfly?

Discussion in 'Macro, Flowers, Insects, and Greenery' started by Anthony747, Jul 20, 2005.

  1. Hi All! Shot this butterfly with my D70 and my Sigma 150 Macro glass. Can anyone ID this for me?

    Thanks, Anthony

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  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Anthony,

    I'm certainly no expert, but it looks like an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail.

    Nice shots BTW. :wink:
     
  3. Lisa

    Lisa

    May 3, 2005
    IL
    Anthony:

    While I don't know what these butterflies are called, they sure are beautiful. Very nice images. I have seen these many times but they move much too fast and don't stay in one place long enough. How close were you to the butterfly? That Sigma 150mm macro looks like a very nice lens.
     
  4. Anthony,

    Nice shots. As Frank, I think it's an Eastern Tiger Swallowtail based on the shape and pattern of the black stripes on its wings.
     
  5. Hi Lisa! I was maybe 2 to 3 feet away. The butterfly was pretty busy flying from flower to flower.

    Anthony
     
  6. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very beautiful. Good job :>)))
     
  7. JMartin

    JMartin Guest

    Very nice shots Anthony.

    How do you like the 150 Sigma? I have been considering getting that lens. Unfortunately I don't have a store in the area that has a selection of lenses to check out, so I have no clue which would be best for the types of macro I want to do.

    Joe
     
  8. Thank you Gale!
     
  9. Joe, I did a lot of reasearch on the subject. It was either the Nikon 105mm or the Sigma 150mm both were about the same price but the Sigma gave me more reach. Build quality is excellent! Below is another sample with this lens.

    Anthony

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  10. Flew

    Flew

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    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Anthony, I too am interested in your impressions of this lens. Joe, have you also looked at the Sigma and Tamron 180 macros? The 150 and both the 180's look pretty attractive on paper.
     
  11. JMartin

    JMartin Guest

    Thank you very much Anthony.

    I really did not want to spend the money on another lens atm, but that Sigma 150 macro is REALLY tugging hard!

    I just ordered my IR filters for my D100, I had been doing IR with my Coolpix 950. I also would really like a sidekick for my monopod setup, so that is making my decisions real hard. Seeing good shots with the Sigma 150 like these just make this decision harder!!!! :twisted:

    Frank, I did indeed looked at both. I have just heard far more positive feedback and seen more images shot on the Sigma 150.

    BTW, have you ordered those extension tubes yet or have you just decided to get a macro lens?

    Joe
     
  12. Hi Frank! I don't konw much about the 180's but this Sigma 150 is great lens. I was very impressed with the build quality and it comes with a very nice lens case not cloth pouch we get get from Nikon :?

    Here's another from yesterday!

    Anthony

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  13. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Thanks Anthony. So approximately how far away were you on this last shot?
     
  14. About 18"
     
  15. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Joe,

    Yes, I got the tubes. They are a total bust on the 70-200VR. I didn't realize that extension tubes don't work at all well with zoom lenses. (learning these things in this hobby can get very expensive :?). Basically, it would only focus at certain zoom setting, it at all. Really weird.

    In any case, I'm now looking at the Sigma 150 and 180, and the Tamron 180 macro lenses. The tubes may work fine on one of these, since they aren't zooms.

    Let me know what you decide.
     
  16. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Thanks. That gives me another data point.
     
  17. Frank, I'll be shooting with this lens later this afternoon, need a particular shot to help on your data point? Let me know.

    Anthony
     
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